For more information on Au.D. programs offered in the state of Florida, please see below.
Nova Southeastern University
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) establishes audiologists in a clearly defined and prominent role within the hearing health care delivery system and strengthens their position as autonomous practitioners. Our degree program provides the academic foundation and diverse clinical experiences necessary to enter professional practice today and to stay abreast in the future. At NSU, the audiology department benefits from the integrated inter-professional health care programs of the university’s Health Professions Division. Doctor of Audiology students enroll in a clinically focused professional doctoral program where students complete a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with extensive and diverse clinical experiences. Beginning in the first year, students are given clinical assignments and experiences. There is increased involvement throughout the program as students prepare for direct patient care at our university audiology clinic and at locations throughout the community. The fourth year is designed to be a full-time externship work experience. Coursework includes the traditional AuD curriculum as well as specialized coursework in genetics, aging, pharmacology, tinnitus, auditory processing, practice management, etc. In addition, for those students that qualify and are interested, we offer a specific vestibular specialization track with additional coursework and clinical assignments. For more information, please click here: http://www.nova.edu/chcs/audiology/index.html
University of Florida
The University of Florida is an educational leader of the AuD movement. Our on-campus program offers an academically demanding program that includes a very strong clinical component. Students graduating from our program have a minimum of 3000 direct contact clinical hours that include the spectrum of our scope of practice. Our distance learning program provides a bridge to allow master’s level practicing audiologists to earn an AuD degree. Our alumni form a network of over 1400 graduates who realize the value of the AuD degree in their professional lives every day. The University of Florida offers an educational experience that is second to none. Our goal isn’t simply to provide a top-notch degree program; we strive to offer knowledge that helps provide exemplary clinical services with confidence and respect. The University of Florida Doctor of Audiology program has a mission to advance professional skills and autonomy to benefit audiology patients everywhere.
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University of South Florida
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at the University of South Florida was established in 1999 and is designed to prepare students to become skilled professionals, with extensive training in the areas of diagnostics, habilitative, and rehabilitative audiology. The Au.D. program proves opportunities for students to build on knowledge, leadership skills, problem solving strategies, and professional and ethical issues in audiology. This program draws on the rich and diverse clinical opportunities in the Tampa Bay area and the outstanding interdisciplinary education experiences offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Behavioral and Community Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
The program is housed in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. The Department is located in the Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders Building on the Tampa campus of USF. This building completed in 2001, provides over 50,000 square feet of clinical, research, and classroom space. The Hearing Clinic occupies the first floor of the building.
Completion of the residential post-baccalaureate Au.D program requires four years (120 credit hours) of academic and clinical work. Graduates of the Au.D. program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for state licensure in Audiology. Those interested in a research career may pursue the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in hearing science. A streamlined Au.D. to Ph.D. program is offered for those wishing to obtain both degrees. For further information visit the USF Audiology website at http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/csd/
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